Partner With Us

Partner With Us

“I would recommend businesses get involved with The Access Project both financially and in providing volunteer tutors, to support a charity that delivers tangible results towards tackling inequality and expanding opportunity.”

Suneil Setiya, Co-founder, Quadrature Capital

“I would recommend businesses get involved with The Access Project both financially and in providing volunteer tutors, to support a charity that delivers tangible results towards tackling inequality and expanding opportunity.”
Suneil Setiya, Co-founder, Quadrature Capital

Become a business partner

Our business partners bring essential investment and expertise to our work, whether it’s through a partnership with a local school, funding a strategic project, promoting volunteering or pro bono support.

By setting up a volunteer scheme your employees get the opportunity to tutor a young person and develop their skills in communication, coaching and planning. In our most recent tutor survey 85% said the experience improved their communication skills. We provide all the training and support to make this a truly rewarding and meaningful volunteer experience

We’re open to your ideas too, call us to discuss opportunities or email callum@theaccessproject.org.uk

Featured Partner: Which?

Our Which? volunteer partnership has been a win for everyone. Students get extra tuition and the opportunity to experience workplace culture at a leading company. And Which? employees say being part of the programme has been personally and professionally rewarding – boosting their coaching and communications skills and job satisfaction.

“I’m loving seeing how many people at Which? are gaining so much from tutoring and hearing about our students growing in confidence. It’s been a brilliant experience so far.” Ali Eastwood, Head of Consumer research and Science at Which?

Philanthropy

We are a growing charity with a big impact on young futures.  By donating to The Access Project you are breaking down the barriers to better education for disadvantaged young people. Our programme of mentoring and tuition is proven to increase self-belief and improve grades: UCAS found our students were twice as likely to go to top universities than their peers.

We partner with individual donors, trusts and foundations so we can give more young people an opportunity to grow their talent. Get in touch today to help unlock their potential.

Contact Georgina for more information: georgina@theaccessproject.org.uk

How you can partner with us

Set up an Access Project Employee Volunteering Scheme

A key way you can get involved is by offering your staff the opportunity to become volunteer tutors. This is great for the young people on our programme but also benefits our partners as the scheme generates real enthusiasm amongst their staff. We will work with you to promote the scheme internally, conduct information sessions to encourage sign ups and host tutor training sessions in your office for the convenience of your team.

“Having the Access Officer based in the school makes all the difference. It means the project is run efficiently and our employees are looked after.” – Slaughter and May

To find out about volunteer tutoring and what it involves see our volunteering page.

Become a school sponsor

Becoming a school sponsor will give you a real sense of connection with one of the schools in which our programme runs. We will match you with a school and then keep you up to date with activities taking place across the academic year. At the end of the year, partners receive an analysis of how the programme they have helped to fund has improved students’ results and outcomes. Most sponsors further strengthen their links to the school by recruiting volunteer tutors from their staff.

“The organisation’s ability to monitor, measure and evaluate is second to none.” – Linklaters

Contribute financially to help young people fulfill their potential

You can help get more young people into top universities with financial support. Our work with students is made possible by contributions from partners and donors that allow us to organise volunteer recruitment and training, develop the programme, coordinate student visits and work experience, monitor and assess impact, and fund essential communications, finance and human resources functions.

You can also partner with us by funding a strategic project relevant to your interests. Recent funded projects include our law society for students, volunteer software creation, online tuition development and the launch of our alumni pilot.

“The Access Project delivers great results for young people and is committed to the highest standards of evidence of impact. That’s why we’re proud to support them with long-term core funding – investing in them as an organisation so they can have a bigger impact with more young people.

“Core funding is crucial because behind every great programme is a great organisation and a great team. That’s what core funding pays for – it’s the foundation on which long-term impact is built.” – Andy Ratcliffe, CEO Impetus-PEF

Pro bono support

Let us know if you or your company have an expertise you would like to harness to benefit the young people on our programme. As an organisation we have been lucky enough to receive some amazing pro bono support. Additionally we have been grateful for the loan of venues and staff secondments.